Book Two of the Covenant series (therefore contains spoilers for the previous book)
There is need. And then there is Fate...
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.
When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
When I picked up Pure, I never expected to love it so much. Half-Blood was hardly original and although I loved it, I was scared that Pure would ruin it. The beginning of Pure was what I expected, cool but not awesome and then BAM! everything exploded and I was trapped inside Alex's world. Pure was beautiful and heartbreaking. Very, very heartbreaking.
Alex is still pretty much the same as ever, although she has grown up and seems to be more mature. Aiden is still as sexy as ever. He's the honourable man who loves Alex with all his heart, she's just too stupid to see it. Nearly throughout the whole story my heart was breaking for him. Seth... now this is where it gets complicated. In the first book, I liked Seth on sight and then everything went downhill. I was Team Aiden all the way. Pure shows you a side of Seth that makes you love him too, I wouldn't say this was a love triangle since I don't think Seth's intention is to marry her but he does love her and in a way she loves him too. I'm still Team Aiden, but my love for Seth grew in this book and I can only hope he'll continue to deserve my love in the next books.
The storyline this time was completely different from the first book, Alex and co. go to another Covenant and she has to deal with the council of ministers. The head minister is out to see her sent into servitude and everything is at stake in this book.
The end leaves you with lots and lots of things to think about and a million questions you want answered. I can't wait for the next book to come out and see how Armentrout continues with this series. I'd recommend this book to those who don't mind their hearts being broken, it'll also be good if you liked storylines similar to the VA. If you love hot guys who are willing to give up everything for the one they love, then this book is definitely for you.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars